More Cedar Waxwings


I was back on Fir Island yesterday hiking the dike at Wiley Slough.  In this wetland garden, I saw bouquets of blooming wildflowers and heard a symphony of birdsong.  All the parts of the orchestra were playing and every color of the spectrum was on display.  Once again, the Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) were featured in starring roles.  The Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata) which lines the dike trail is fruiting now and these fruit-loving birds were enjoying the buffet.  Nearby, the Coastal Hedgenettle (Stachys chamissonis) served as table decoration:



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